By Chike Linus
In what seems to be an official response by the apex socio-cultural and Political group of the Mbaise nation, the Ezurezu Mbaise leadership in her Swift response to the campaign of calumny against the group by a disgruntled political team led by those whose paternities are yet to be traced to any Aboriginal family in Mbaise nation, questioning her honoring of the Imo state Governor with a clan chieftaincy tittle of “Enyioha Mbaise”.
The Ezurezu Mbaise noted that such tittle as conferred on the Governor at the just concluded “Iri Ji Mbaise” is reserved for worthy sons and daughters of Imo state with traceable paternities in Imo.
You recall in one of the articles by one Ambrose Nwaogwugwu from Mbaise and a member of the current Imo State Government media team stated that by the characters, actions and behaviour of the former short lived Governor of Imo state, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, he alleged that his paternity cannot be said to be of the Mbaise origin.
According to Mr Nwagwugwu,Hon Ihedioha is alleged to from the decendants of the “Aros” from neighboring state which he said, informed the reason for his alleged greedy and treacherous actions against the Mbaise people who are their landlords.
Now, considering the Ezuruezu Mbaise’s statement on the legitimacy of the Imo state sonship of Sen. Hope Uzodinma and the revelation of the alleged Aros’ parternity of the former Governor, that it defined why the Apex Traditional and cultural group of the Mbaise nation defiled the threats and antics of their sojourner to honour Governor Uzodinma, whom they described as a real son of the soil.
By the action of the Ezuruezu mbaise, it therefore revealed the joy and happiness of the Mbaise nation when the court recovered the headship crown of Imo from a the alleged foreigner back to the son of the soil.
To the larger Imo people, this message by the Ezuruezu Mbaise must be implemented to the latter in the coming governorship election of the state come 2023/2024.
It therefore gives credence to the Biblical portion which says that food meant for the children of God shall not be given to the dogs. As 2023/2024 approaches, it therefore behoves on Imo people to note and remember that no one can protect and preserve Imo more and better than a Son or Daughter from the state.